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Galt Officer Shot Dead by Burglary Suspect

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Scene of the incident.

GALT–

Officials have confirmed that an officer has died after a reported shooting late Tuesday morning.

The incident started as a burglary investigation, after police got a report of a suspect leaving an apartment building with some items.

A Galt police officer responding to the scene near F and 2nd streets saw a suspect fitting the description.

According to a preliminary investigation, the suspect shot at the officer, then turned the gun on himself. No officers are said to have fired any weapons.

The officer was taken to a local hospital, but both the officer and suspect are now confirmed to be dead.

More information to come. Stick with FOX40 and FOX40.com.

Cecilio Padilla contributed to this report.

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2 comments

  • Luiz

    I can’t belive Galt is getting out of control like this. I’ve lived here in Galt for 21 years since I was 2 and it just seems to be getting worse and worse.